There are now separate numbers for the Parish Office (703-221-4044) or (703-291-7285), School Office (703-221-3868), and Religious Education Office (703-221-3127). If a parishioner wishes to reach someone in those offices, we ask that they please call the designated number. This is a change from the previous arrangement where you would be able to dial an extension after reaching the general number of the parish. We had to make this change to correct problems we were having with the former system.
Upcoming Parish Events
Tuesdays January 9th-February 13th 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Cyber Seniors Tuesdays January 9th-February 13th 9:30a.m.-10:30 a.m. All adults are welcome to receive hands-on technology assistance for free, during any of our weekly sessions. Bring your cell phones, laptops, or tablets for hands-on training from one of our friendly volunteers.
For more information, please contact
from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please come enjoy coffee, donuts, and light snacks while you explore the more than 60 ministries and organizations offered here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. The Ministry Fair will be held on Sunday, February 11th from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Parish Center Gym.
St. Francis Men’s Group
Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m.
Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Br. Juniper Room. The topic will be: “Life After Death and Death After Life – How to Cope with Both”..
St. Francis of Assisi School
January 28th 1:00 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Elementary, Middle, and Pre-School will host an Open-House for new prospective families on Sunday, January 28th at 1:00 p.m. Please come tour our facilities and meet our wonderful teachers.
For admission questions, please contact Shari Phillips.
Bring Blessed Palms
Please remember to bring in your blessed palms from home and leave them in the basket in the vestibule of the church by February 11th. They will be burned and used for ashes on Ash Wednesday, February 14th. Thank you.
Ash Wednesday Schedule
Ashes will only be distributed during the above listed services. Ashes will NOT be distributed in between services.
Fasting and abstinence are encouraged during Lent and reflect the season’s penitential nature. In the U.S. all Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence, that is, days on which no meat is to be consumed. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast, only one full meal during the day, as well as abstinence.
Fasting and abstinence are by no means the only types of penance. “Let us witness to our love and imitation of Christ by special solicitude for the sick, the poor, the underprivileged, the imprisoned, the bedridden, the discouraged, the lowly.” (Tobit 12, Mt 6).
Memorial of St. Blaise
The weekend of February 3rd-4th the memorial of St. Blaise, blessing of throats will be conferred after all the Masses. The custom began in the 16th century, although Blaise lived in the fourth century. He was the bishop of Sebaste in Armenia who, according to legend, saved the life of a boy who was choking on a fish bone. He is now the patron saint of all who have diseases of the throat. Please join us and receive a blessing of your throat as a sign of God’s care for his people.
St. Francis’ Cub Scout Pack 1385 and Boy Scout Troop 138 will be holding their 5th annual Undie Sunday to collect mens and/or womens underwear (new-still in the unopened packages please). Boxes will be located in the vestibule for your generous contributions of these items (underwear, thermals, t-shirts, socks, etc.) on Scout Sunday, February 11, 2018. These clothing items will be delivered to those in need at the Bill Mehr Drop-In Shelter.